I just finished up with my website design assignment and it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. After sitting and reading the assignment criteria a few time and actually breaking it down into sections I was able to rationalize it all. I guess the initial reading made me very nervous.
I have decided to create a instructional website that teaches one how to request duplicate diplomas, transcripts, name changes and enrollment verifications. This is much needed information, especially since I work in the Registrar's Office on campus and have these questions asked repeatedly.
The chart that we had to create in Excel was quite helpful, I never realized how much planning should go into creating a website. The chart allows for one to plan ahead, with the design and the material content. This creates less of a chance to include unnecessary information or even create information overload.
The assignment has been a great help in creating the final website. It allows you to organize your ideas and create an consistent design for the site. I really liked that we had to create this assignment before we actual create the final website.